School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Hanne-Ruth Thompson

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Associate Centre for Translation Studies Member
PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Thesis title
'Toward a definitive grammar of Bengali: a practical study and critique of research on selected grammatical structures'

Research interests

Hanne-Ruth Thompson's main area of research is Bengali grammar. She did her MA in German and English literature and language, with the main emphasis on structural linguistics. After living in Bangladesh for almost four years she wrote a short grammar and dictionary of colloquial Bengali for foreigners. This led straight into her doctoral studies at SOAS on selected grammatical structures of Bengali. Since obtaining her PhD in 2004 she has written various articles and a concise Bengali dictionary for Hippocrene in New York. Her main project is a comprehensive new grammar of Bengali, for which she has a contract with Routledge.


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